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2023 Jan 23

Br J Dermatol



Pain experiences among those living with hidradenitis suppurativa: a qualitative study.


Orenstein LAV, Salame N, Siira MR, Urbanski M, Flowers NI, Echuri H, Garg A, McKenzie-Brown A M, Curseen KA, Patzer RE, Kavalieratos D, Chen SC
Br J Dermatol. 2023 Jan 23; 188(1):41-51.
PMID: 36689519.


Pain is rated by patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) as the disease's most impactful symptom. HS therapies are often insufficient to control inflammatory disease activity and pain. A better understanding of patient experiences with pain may improve patient-provider relationships and help identify strategies for addressing HS pain.